The Koestler Parapsychology Unit takes a broad approach to parapsychology

The Koestler Parapsychology Unit takes a broad approach to parapsychology, conducting research into the psi hypothesis, pseudo-psi (‘what’s not psychic but looks like it’), beliefs about the paranormal and the history of accounts and studies of anomalous phenomena. For further information on our research, visit the KPU website.

Koestler Parapsychology Unit

Staff working in this area

Staff working in this area include:

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Research interests
Peter Lamont The history and psychology of magic and the paranormal, wider history and theory of psychology (Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology).
Caroline Watt Replication and methodological issues in parapsychology, with a particular interest in ESP research using the ganzfeld method.

While we have a broad remit, topics for doctoral study should be in line with current staff research work. A full list of research interests and contact details can be obtained from the KPU website staff page.

Koestler Parapsychology Unit staff


For queries about general admissions, please contact the Postgraduate Office.

To discuss academic matters, contact Caroline Watt.

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